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Wild Swan Theater receives grant from Toyota

News January 23, 2017 Encore Staff

ANN ARBOR – Wild Swan Theater, Ann Arbor’s award winning professional theater for families, has received a grant of $2500 from Toyota for its Igniting Creativity Toyota Scholarship program. Funds will be used to provide expanded opportunities for a broad spectrum of students to experience the nourishing and transforming power of the performing arts.

Wild Swan Theater is renowned for igniting an early passion for the arts, as they are often a child’s first introduction to the performing arts.  During the grant period, Wild Swan Theater will present the following productions at its home stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

  • Drum Me a Story February 9-11, 2017: a delightful collection of African tales performed through storytelling, acting, dancing, and drumming.
  • Rosie the Riveter March 9 – 11, 2017 : this original musical tells the remarkable story of the women who came to Michigan to fill thousands of factory jobs left empty by men suddenly called to war.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk March 23 – 25, 2017: this lively rendition of a classic tale presents a humorous giant, appropriate for young theatergoers.
  • Marketplace Stories – Folktales from the Arab World (world premiere) May 4 – 6, 2017: this production developed in collaboration with the Arab American National Museum brings the vibrant Arab world to life through timeless stories and music.

Wild Swan Theater is dedicated to producing professional children’s theater of the highest artistic quality for young people and families that is accessible, diverse, and inclusive, through affordable ticket prices and innovative outreach programs.  The company recently opened its 37th season.  For more information contact us at 734-995-0530 or visit the Wild Swan Theater website at www.wildswantheater.org.